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Sets of Fingerprints

Set of Three Hundred Fingerprints

Date
1895-1896


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Description

Wooden box labelled "The 300 sets of Fingerprints". Contains the following:
  • Wooden tray divided into four compartments, each containing a bundle of fingerprint notation cards classified by patterns of arches, ridges, loops and whorls
  • Original labels from the box
  • Proof copy of the chapter "Specimen Directory of 300 Sets" from Galton's book Fingerprint Directories
  • Index books
  • Sets of fingerprints on cards
  • Publication/Creation

    1895-1896

    Physical description

    13 items

    Biographical note

    Galton is credited with pioneering the scientific methodology for using fingerprints for forensic purposes, collecting some 8,000 and classifying them; the 300 sets of fingerprints in this box were meticulously codified and grouped by type.

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    • English


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